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George Kalamaras
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George Kalamaras, poet laureate of Indiana, is the author of fourteen books of poetry, seven of which are full-length, including Kingdom of Throat-Stuck Luck, winner of the 2011 Elixir Press Poetry Prize. His video series, “A Gray Barn Rising,” in which he reads and comments on the work of various poets, can be found at his laureate web site, The Wabash Watershed. He is a professor of English at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, where he has taught since 1990.

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Vol. 75
Dispatches from Solitude
Fall 2020
Edited by Bradford Morrow

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March 3, 2021
The roses never looked so good before we gained a dormant garden
help. But roses burn in just one day of this appalling desert heat. An
effervescent sun burning the roses as I must wish it would inflame all
features of the abhorrent politicians plunging a nation into ruin ... and archaeology! We look in vain for faces from a human past.
February 24, 2021
Then geese cycle madly
across a pond
like Wile E. Coyote
three feet past the cliff—

catch lift
and join the great migration.
February 17, 2021
We’re coming home from school, walking up the hill, Marco in front, his head down, his hands buried in the pockets of his jeans, Laurel behind him, the collar of her shirt spilling out of her sweater like a tropical plant, then Samantha, agitated, as if struggling to free several birds from the snags in her hair, and finally Peter, our little brother, who lags behind us and sings:

           and all the people said
           what a shame that he’s dead
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